Reviewed by Dr. Sarah Stone, ND and Dr. Scott Maymon, ND, MPH

Menopause should be a time of transformation and empowerment, yet for many, it brings discomforts that affect the most intimate areas of life.

If you’re navigating through menopause and grappling with symptoms like vaginal dryness, discomfort during sexual activity, or a decreased libido, you’re not alone. 

In our previous blogs in the series, we talked about BHRT and its benefits for managing menopause symptoms. In this blog, we’ll explore a complimentary non-invasive option for improving vaginal health: shockwave therapy.

Key Takeaway

Shockwave therapy and the O Shot® are complimentary non-invasive treatments for improving vaginal health during menopause. They promote natural healing processes in the body, enhance sexual function, and have minimal side effects.

Restoring Comfort and Enhancing Sexual Function

With the onset of menopause, decreased hormone levels, particularly estrogen, result in changes to the vaginal tissue. Symptoms commonly include:

  • Decreased vaginal lubrication, leading to dryness
  • Thinning of the vaginal canal
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

These changes can lead not only to physical discomfort but can also impact your sexual relationship and overall quality of life.

Noninvasive Treatment Solutions

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

One of the most promising solutions is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), a noninvasive treatment that has shown effectiveness in improving numerous health conditions. 

For women experiencing menopausal symptoms affecting their sexual health, ESWT offers a beam of hope.

How ESWT Works:

  1. Blood flow enhancement: ESWT works by using low-intensity shockwaves to stimulate the soft tissue in the vaginal area, improving blood flow. Enhanced blood flow is crucial for promoting natural lubrication and vaginal tissue health.
  2. Repairing tissue: The therapy encourages the repair processes within the vaginal tissue, leading to improved structural integrity and elasticity.
  3. Improving sexual function: By addressing the physical changes in the vaginal tissue, ESWT helps reduce pain during sexual intercourse, improving overall sexual function and experience.

Additional Benefits of ESWT

  • Noninvasive with minimal discomfort
  • Requires no downtime
  • Promotes natural healing processes within the body

Orgasm® Shot

Another non-invasive solution for women experiencing sexual dysfunction due to menopause is the Orgasm Shot, also known as the O-Shot. This therapy involves using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood to stimulate natural healing and growth factors in the vaginal tissue.

Benefits of O-Shot:

  • Increased sensitivity and arousal
  • Improved lubrication and tissue health
  • Reduced pain during intercourse
  • Increased sexual desire and satisfaction

Enhance Your Sex Life During Menopause

Improving your sexual well-being during menopause doesn’t stop at treatment. Consider the following tips to enhance your intimacy and comfort:

  • Open communication: Openly discuss your needs and concerns with your partner.
  • Personal lubricants: Use lubricants to alleviate discomfort during sexual activity.
  • Regular sexual activity: Maintaining an active sex life can help preserve the function of the vaginal tissue and increase natural lubrication.

Take Control of Your Sexual Wellness

If you’re struggling with vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, or a reduction in sexual desire, remember that these are common experiences during menopause, and effective treatments are available. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, along with other innovative solutions, offers a path to reclaiming comfort and joy in your sexual life.

At Pure Body Health, we are dedicated to supporting your journey to better health and well-being during menopause and beyond. Contact us today to explore how we can assist you in restoring your sexual health and improving your quality of life during this pivotal time.

If you are searching for ‘shockwave therapy near me,’ or ‘vaginal rejuvenation near me,’ we can help. Call (480) 427-0442 to book an appointment or complete the online inquiry form.

In our fourth and final blog of the series, we will address menopause weight gain and explore ways to maintain a healthy weight through BHRT and other solutions.